Mirador de la Cumbre

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Arafo 1,690m 705m 18.0 km 6.9% 1,014 ****






Mirador de la Cumbre Profile

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Climb Description

Mirador de la Cumbre is a great climb and is suprisingly underused by cyclists - probably because the start is not situated particularly close to most of the hotels. There are fantastic views of the eastern coastline throughout the lower part of the climb, before the scenery becomes more forested and volcanic as you enter the Teide National Park. There are several miradores (viewpoints) around the top of the climb, and you will see the brown signs indicating them. These are certainly worth taking a slight detour to visit, as they take you above the trees with great views of Teide and the coast.

Mirador de la Cumbre could be considered as another route to Teide; however, the first part of the climb is quite distinctive in its profile to what comes after the Mirador, so it is worth classifying them as two separate ascents. To continue from the Mirador to El Teide, you will join up with the route from Santa Cruz at the 31km mark.

The climb to Mirador de la Cumbre is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is excellent throughout the climb.

There is little traffic once you leave Arafo.




Alternative Routes

The Mirador de la Cumbre can also be reached by riding the first half of the ascent of El Teide from Santa Cruz. This is busier and less scenic than the route from Arafo though, and so we don't recommended it so highly.





Nearby Climbs


Pico del Ingles - La Laguna

Pico del Ingles - San Andres

Taganana

El Teide - Medano

El Teide - Santa Cruz

El Teide - Puerto de la Cruz






Cycling Holidays

Mirador de la Cumbre can be climbed as an optional route extension on our Best of Tenerife cycling holiday.

In the links below you can find out more about this tour and other similar holidays that we are currently running in Spain.




Mount Teide
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,090 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,110 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR